• Consortium Aims to Boost Readiness of Ft. Bragg Soldiers, Local Development

    Consortium Aims to Boost Readiness of Ft. Bragg Soldiers, Local Development0

    A unique partnership between Fort Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center and a group of colleges and medical institutions in and around Fayetteville, N.C., has formed a nonprofit intended to raise millions of dollars to support Womack’s research needs and enhance the operational readiness of soldiers. The Fort Bragg Research Institute will be the only nonprofit

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  • New Civilian Trauma Centers in San Antonio Would Threaten Army Hospital, Officials Say

    New Civilian Trauma Centers in San Antonio Would Threaten Army Hospital, Officials Say0

    Officials at Brooke Army Medical Center are concerned about the prospect that one or more San Antonio-area hospitals will develop a new trauma center, a move likely to cut into patient loads at Brooke’s emergency room and hamper its medical training mission. Brooke, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, serves as a training hub for combat physicians. Its emergency room logs 80,000 visits a year — 80 percent of them civilians, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Last week, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, Brooke’s commanding general, told the San Antonio City Council that plans by two local hospitals to build trauma centers would threaten medical readiness and the quality of care at Brooke …

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  • Scott AFB, St. Louis University Operate Civilian-Military Residency Program

    Scott AFB, St. Louis University Operate Civilian-Military Residency Program0

    A residency program for family medicine that had been located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., now is the only fully-integrated civilian-military residency in the Air Force that combines a community-based and a military residency. The program, now located at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill., is a collaboration between Scott’s 375th Medical Group and St. Louis University. Each class in the program, which lasts three years, has eight military residents and six civilians. The program allows residents to treat DOD beneficiaries at Scott’s family medicine clinic in Belleville, located next to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, as well as civilian patients at various locations …

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